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Benchmark Litigation again ranks Tanner De Witt highly, listing twice as many practice groups as previous rankings

Partners Ian De Witt, Robin Darton and Jeff Lane were also selected as “Litigation Stars” in dispute resolution Tanner De Witt is delighted to be ranked Tier 1 for Insolvency, Tier 2 for Commercial and Transactions, Recommended in Private client – Domestic firms, and recognised…Read More


Tanner De Witt Solicitors are 2020 Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders

Ian De Witt, Robin Darton, and Jeff Lane are named to the 2020 edition of Who’s Who Legal as Global Thought Leaders in Asset Recovery and Restructuring & Insolvency. While Jeff retains his peak status as a Global Elite Thought Leader in Asset Recovery (one…Read More


The Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Ordinance

After the enactment of the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) on 3 March 2014, Hong Kong’s legislation regarding the winding up of Companies remained in the (newly named) Companies (Winding up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap. 32) (“CWUMPO”).  For some time, there had also been discussion…Read More


The Legal 500 2020 rankings are announced for Asia-Pacific

Tanner De Witt is proud to once again be recommended this year in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2020 for its four main practice areas; corporate and commercial, labour and employment, restructuring and insolvency and litigation and dispute resolution. Notably, partners Ian De Witt, Robin Darton and Kim Boreham have retained their leading…Read More


Overview of Insolvency Law in Hong Kong

This paper sets out a brief overview of corporate insolvency law in Hong Kong and compares and contrasts the insolvency laws in Hong Kong with those of other jurisdictions. It was discussed at the Insolvency Session of the IATA Legal Symposium 2006. Hong Kong Insolvency…Read More


Challenges of Cross-Border Insolvencies

The UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency, Hong Kong and the Commonwealth Background The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) initiated the Model Law against the backdrop of increasing incidence of cross-border insolvencies. National insolvency laws were considered ill-equipped to deal with cases…Read More


Liquidator’s Avoidance Powers: Unfair Preference and Fraudulent Conveyance

Background In an insolvent winding up in Hong Kong, a liquidator’s primary duties are to realize the company’s assets and settle its liabilities. In doing so, the liquidator will review past conduct, decisions and actions in relation to the operation of a company and the…Read More


Overview of the Insolvency Regime in Hong Kong

1 Issues Arising When a Company is in Financial Difficulties 1.1 How does a creditor take security over assets in Hong Kong? Generally speaking, a creditor taking security over the assets of a Hong Kong company is most likely to do so by either a…Read More


Corporate Rescue in Hong Kong: What will it eventually look like?

Introduction Unlike many other common law jurisdictions, Hong Kong still lacks a statutory corporate rescue regime, despite a proposal for one first having been made by the Law Reform Commission in 1996 and a proposed bill containing a corporate rescue regime subsequently being introduced in…Read More


Accumulators and Lehman Brothers Minibonds: Know the products, know your rights

Recently there has been a lot of discussion among legislators, regulators and investors concerning the mis-selling of accumulators and Lehman Brothers Minibonds. Since the fall of Lehman Brothers in September 2008, many investors, be they individual or institutional, have suffered huge losses from their investments,…Read More